Saturday, March 27, 2010

New beeswax photo


Good morning! Hope you're all having a nice Saturday. As I mentioned yesterday, I did find time to play around with some beeswax. I used an image of Gail (my sister) & I . She was probably two or so & I was around 6. The photo is 8x10 inches. I followed the You tube video by Suze Weinberg to refresh my memory. I did it all in an electric skillet with the temperature set to warm. I first dipped the image in wax & placed that in the center. The rest is various napkins dipped in the wax & positioned however you like. It's a bit messy but I do love the wax look. The you tube link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P_4PzXr-38.
This weekend I will try & finish up my list of supplies for my complex collage class that starts next week. HAPPY SATURDAY!

15 comments:

Lori Saul said...

A beautiful frame and such a lovely keepsake of fond memories- lovely work!

Silke said...

Oh, this is really cool! I'm going to have to try that. Maybe then we'll finally have some napkins around the house... It look beautiful and I love that picture of you and your sister!! Happy Saturday! Love, Silke

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh it is beautiful!
you did a fabulous job! working with beeswax is not easy!
you make it look like it is!
wonderful!
xoxoxo
m

Orion Designs said...

That sounds like a fun technique. The results are lovely.

Diana Evans said...

oh so cute Diane!!!! your work is always so meaningful...and I love that....I will have to try the wax one of these days!!!

Cole sends a big hug...

and so do I!!!

marianne said...

really nice work, as usual! love the napkins..... i may have to play...

Abby Creek Art said...

I love your beeswax work, Diane! You and your sister are such cuties in that picture.

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Mom really loves the frame and picture. She's not too talented in the arts and crafts department though. Thinks we can send ya our picture and let you do it so it doesn't get messed up?? BOL!

Love,
Stella, Gunther and Betty

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Interesting look! I'll check out YouTube, too.

Jenxo said...

oh gorgeous, diane, bet your sis loves it too... i think i need practice with beeswax .....jenxo

Laura said...

That looks really nice. Was it very hard working with the napkins in the wax? It's been a while since I've done anything with wax, but I always love working with it...it always smells so lovely!

GAIL said...

Oh, I wish I was there to do it with you. I loved working with the wax. You did a beautiful job!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Diane
what you did is soooo cool!
my moms and I love it.
You and Gail are sooo cute,
And you did it in a frying pan?
Well you are magic- you can make keepsakes that are treasures.
And I am hoping my treasure come tomorrow!
love
tweedles

Gaby Bee said...

That looks gorgeous, such a beautiful frame! You have done a great job, Diane!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Gaby

Lovey said...

Diane,

Please visit my site for another cool beeswax technique! I think you'd like it...smiles.